Top 10 Records Held by Shane Warne
Shane Warne, the greatest leg-spinner of all time, did not return home at 52. The accident happened after suffering a heart attack. The whole cricket world is practically mourning his sudden death. Many have tweeted emotionally about his death.
Shane Warne made his Test debut in the Sydney Test against India in 1992. Since then, in a career spanning more than 18 years, he has taken a total of 1,001 wickets in 339 international matches. Let’s take a look at some of his notable records:
10 Most Notable Records Held By Shane Warne
1) Australian legend Shane Warne is the second-highest wicket-taker. He has taken 1,001 wickets in 339 matches in international cricket. He is after another legend Muralitharan.
2) Shane Warne has scored a maximum of 4172 runs in his international career without scoring a single century. His highest personal score is 99 runs.
3) Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne became the second highest-ranked player in the world to take 10 wickets 10 times in a Test match.
4) Shane Warne became the first to take 600 wickets in Test cricket in 2006. He was the second-fastest player to reach this milestone in 144 Tests.
5) Shane Warne holds the world record for taking 96 Test wickets in a calendar year. In 2005, he achieved this feat in just 15 Tests. This time he took more than 5 wickets in an innings 6 times.
6) Shane Warne is the third-highest ball in international cricket. He has delivered a total of 51,346 balls in his cricket career.
7) Shane Warne is the third-highest wicket-taker in an innings in international cricket. He achieved this feat a total of 36 times in 464 innings.
8) After Muttiah Muralitharan, the batters stumped out Shane Warne’s ball for the second-highest number of times in international cricket and returned to the pavilion.
9) Shane Warne has been named Man of the Match 29 times in international cricket. He was also named Man of the Series 9 times.
10) Shane Warne is the only cricketer in the world who excelled in both the 1999 World Cup semi-finals and the final. No other player has this achievement.
Also, the highlight of Shane Warne’s career was the delivery of Mike Gatting in 1993, which was described as “the best ball of the century.” He was a team member that won the Ashes five times between 1993 and 2005 and won the 1999 World Cup. Then in the inaugural season of IPL 2007, Rajasthan Royals became the champions under his leadership.